Much can be said about market swings, but market volatility is a normal part of investing. Look here for insight on the latest market events and how it could impact your bottom line.

Market Commentary

Market summary: August 2018.

Records and regrets: U.S. stocks reach new highs while international stocks retreat. August was another record-setting month for stocks here at home, as domestic equity returns hit new highs. It was a different story overseas, however, as international equity markets…


Market summary: July 2018.

Stocks rise against backdrop of trade worries. Both domestic and international stocks climbed in July, with U.S. large caps leading the pack. Market volatility was light, apart from Facebook’s big drop. Although tariff threats were still being lobbed back and…


Market summary: June 2018.

Trade threats rattle markets. Here’s a look at what happened in the markets and economy during June, why it happened, and what it may mean for you. What happened. At home, markets were up in June. Small caps, measured by…


From the Hill

Will the new tax bill affect you?

2017 was an excellent year for capital markets and economies. Rarely have financial markets seen such broad-based positive returns with so little volatility and downside. Momentum carried into 2018 with President Trump’s signature on a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax-cut package….


The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule.

The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule is good for Americans and should be kept in place. The topic of fiduciary protections and providing people with advice that’s in their best interest continues to be hotly debated by the public and…

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The future of Dodd-Frank and the impact on consumers.

2017 looks to be a year of change. With the incoming political administration, many policymakers hope to reform some key laws established under outgoing President Barack Obama. While much of the early focus has been on the Affordable Care Act,…